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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in...
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 236
    Excellent
  • 207
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food in a pleasant setting

Ferret's offered a very pleasant dining experience with excellent food with a relaxed atmosphere. The seafood was delicious. I recommend Berret's for fine dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ray P
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Edison, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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606 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Britain, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Attention seafood lovers, Berret's is the place that will never disappoint you. I've eaten there at least 20 times in the last 15 years and have always enjoyed the food, service and friendly atmosphere.

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North Canton, Ohio
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great place with nice atmosphere. Love the outdoor seating and bar. Will want to make reservations because always busy. Good wine and drink selections. She-crab soup is the best.

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited at lunch time. Greeted with a smile. Asked to dine outside. We all ordered different items and we're all so pleased. From the savory salad to the baked cod and Cod BLT and the mushroom soup, everything was presented beautifully, was delicious and reasonably priced. We are tourists, but plan to return while we are in Williamsburg.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service was friendly and our waitron attentive and friendly. Pollen on everything outside which was no fault of the restaurant but made for a messy and allergic affair. Calamari starter was good, the rest of our food was very sub standard. Salad tasted like old Parmesan and only had tomatoes, Parmesan cheese in and a horrible tasting sauce. Disappointed. Think... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had the privilege of dining here last night in Williamsburg...excellent from start to finish!Had a reservation for 7:30,but stopped in that afternoon to check the place out.Very friendly waitress let us pick the table we wanted and told the hostess which one.Got there later,and the hostess then on duty and the manager had the info in the computer.I was... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Ferret's offered a very pleasant dining experience with excellent food with a relaxed atmosphere. The seafood was delicious. I recommend Berret's for fine dining.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

For a high-priced restaurant in the main square of CW, the service was low level (& inexperienced) and the food was average at best, almost with a mass-produced pre-made feel. We have had much better seafood in Indiana. The cost point is DEFINITELY inflated. Sadly, we can not recommend Berrets.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After arriving to Williamsburg, my husband and I decided we wanted to start vacation off with a seafood dinner. He loved his oysters on the half shell. I had the steamed mussels for an appetizer, which was excellent, especially using the awesome bread to dip in and soak up the bowl broth. Service was great by Tiffany. He also had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Have visited three times always with optimism that the last time was a fluke but not any longer. There is good and well-plated, but the service each time has been less than average and there is an attitude among the staff that it is a fancier/better restaurant then it really is. We love to enjoy some good seafood and good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a great restaurant for a family dinner. We were a family of 5 with 3 small children so were a little worried about how fancy it would be - but for 515 pm dinner, this was perfect. The server was absolutely fantastic and very conversational with the kids - truly a gem. I was very impressed and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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